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we build out. we're great deal of that mayor lee has chosen to make his first state of the city address here. it sends a message for all student in san francisco. you know that this city's future don't understand on the education we provide for all our children. it's with great pleurisy introduce the mayor of the city of san francisco. good morning thank you laura republican for that kind introduction and thank you for opening your divorces to me this morning. i want to honor david and all your supervisors and to our two newest supervisors. mayor brown thank you for being here and taking the time to join us this morning. you have done so much in this county >> and since this is my first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood
we're the champions. and in 6 days our incredible 49ers will take the field with the whole city behind them. my fellow san franciscans i would smut to you our city a vital and strong. this renewed strength of our city and the renewed confidence we're the best city in 2012. the newspapers called us the best place for parks urban parks in the united states and we're among - yeah. go for our parks >> and we're among the smartest cities and the most walkable cities. yes. and continuing the environmental marketplace under our prior mayor we're the green tech capital of north america and the number one for green jobs according to the best magazines and we're also rated highly for losing weight. in the case of san francisco i believe we're so burglarized. the progress of our city is no accident. indeed we're vital, we're strong city because of the fiscally responsible direction we've teen, deliberate choice we've made to attract people into our city. whether it's a reform of our housing or infrastructure on the significant challenges we've faced we put the people's priorities head of
it through the commissioner mar and his office and we will inform you of that and city wi-fi and after doing research into that. there was discussion in this commission before i started here so i had to do real research into this. this commission doesn't take actions on the item. they encouraged the city to look at stuff. there was a committee and media alliance that created a report on that and gave information and numbers on it. both of the groups exist. i haven't reached out because i wanted direction from the body but perhaps they want to work with lafco to recreate the project and determine the current numbers as far as cost and how things work and that might be a way to jump start an issue if the commission is interested in moving down this area. the other area that potentially be added is the black fiber. i know there have been discussions in the city off and on about the black fiber issue so we might want to add that into the mix as well. if we do what i consider in-depth work on this that is one of the items we need to go to outside counsel or help for bec
in room 400, san francisco city hall. council member will skip -- ship, sorry. i am nervous. you have to bear with me. chip will now read the introductions. >> good afternoon and welcome to the mayor's disability council this friday february 15 in city hall. please note that this meeting is accessible and ramp at polk street at the entrance is temporarily disrupted due to repairs. we appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you use the remaining entrances when visiting city hall. assistive listening devices are available and our meetings are captioned and agendas are available in large print and braille. please ask staff for additional assistance. to prevent interference with the sound system and help everyone focus on the presentations please turn off all owns and pda's or in vibrate mode. we welcome the public to comment. you may get a speaker card or please call us and you will be recognized. the meetings are the generally the third friday of month. to assist peoples with allergies, environmental illness or related disabilities please refrain from swearing s
first in everything we do. two weeks ago i had the privilege of gil the address. i said our city a strong and because of the create of our people and because of the physics responsibility of the decision we're taking and in attracting new jobs we continue to be that strong city. and whether it's been questions about our business tax reform or believe and infrastructure structure our city is strong because of the way we work hard together and putting people's priorities first. i want to continue that and wish our success in 2013 >> let's turn to the first question. >> thank you, mayor lee. i saw you on our bike during the clean up day and i want to address that. the maintenance mount or transportation agency recently rapidly it's plan on bicycle facilities. it supports everyone, however, i'm hearing growing concerns in district 1 and the citywide for better bicycling and publicity reality. currently we have less than one percent of the budget that is addressed for bicycling. how will i address the san francisco to be the leader in bicycling use >> thank you supervisor mar. i wa
of this city in jobs. in fact, the first s f young people are graduating. in a disversus community not everyone wants to work in construction jobs. working with our workforce nonprofits like j v s and young community developers and we need to expand them. next week i'm looking forward to attending the cad any to see all the folks who are graduating. our industry contributes good paying jobs to our hospitals, universities and medical firms. and finally, to fully insure that our economic recovery reaches every people in the community we must join with our democrat leader president obama and shout immigration reform for our country this year. we're - we are a city of imgranite and we know that some are fathers and mothers and daughters and son who work hard to commit to this city. it's time to let them come out shadows of our city we must ask washington to pass the immigration reform bill. and we must demand a pathway to citizenship in our society for every american and every san franciscan. and this san francisco of the 21 accounting century requires a violation and move our workers around the ci
program, this is millions of dollars of cost savings for the city longer term. so, not for this today, but something in the future i wanted to flag it. but thank you for talking about that. >> thank you. >> thank you, nadia. as you can see by the schedule, we have a lot going on. >> excuse me real quick, supervisor avalos. >> i just have a quick question. perhaps, john, you might be able to respond. we have our tourist improvement district which probably is going to continue. is that going to have play any role in the actual debt service that we have? >> i'm going to let nadia respond to that. >> the tourism improvement district. so, there is a portion that's going to continue that's going to serve the convention visitors bureau outreach and marketing. and then what the other portion that was paying for -- >> the renovation is the .5 [speaker not understood]. >> that part is expiring [speaker not understood]? >> yes, in 2013 which is why it ramps up from .5 to 1.25. if has to [speaker not understood]. * it >> thank you. so, as you can see by the schedule, if you'll bring that up, ple
our probation departments and working with police and other city departments san francisco in 2012 has responded to the challenges a of realignment and intergrating non-violent programs it sport non-violent lives. and just as he must continue to be a healthier city. less than one year our adults will receive health care thanks to president obama and nancycy pelosi. we have a long-standing healthy program and the new international law will extend the program to 3 b thousand san franciscans. and just as we must keep getting health care and pension reform define we must address the challenge of the unfunded liability area. we're beginning to make progress but we must development a more responsible approach to providing health care to our retired city employees >> and know that together our partners in labor will address this the san francisco way to son sense once in a while. and finally, we must rebuilt our st. louis hospital in the mission. they're the priors of critical health deliver as well as major employers. members of the board have taken a strong leadership role working with my
cost effective way to bring rail quality service to different corridors of the city. i know the adoption of the brt strategy by the authority happened in 2003. i want to commend jose luis for his leadership in bringing those projects, van brt and gary brt, to where they are taking into consideration the concerns and needs of the neighborhoods. as chair of the authority, i want to thank you for the services you have provided to the city and county of san francisco. before we make the official presentation and before we allow you to say a few words i want to open it up to my colleagues they would like to add anything. commissioner avalos. >> thank you chair campos. i'm going to be brief because you mentioned a lot of things i want to mention. thank you for your great service and dedication to the city and county of san francisco, and transportation. your mark is been made in the city. i share the same sentiment about the staff, and the level of expertise in helping us make decisions and move forward on a number of key projects. i want to say thank you for your great service
that the city attorney had issued its guidance saying that it was sufficient to attach them as an addendum. but, i think that clearly, if they were then an addendum and as a testimony was, that a member of the public pulling up the minutes would also pull up the addendum, the whole purpose of sunshine ordinance and the brown act, is to make government activity as transparent as possible. now, i agree with mr. hartz that the difficulty with having just a 1 or 2 line summary in the minutes, which may be an inaccurate summary and the public may never go to that addendum and never really get the thrust of it, so it strikes me that what the library is now proposing to do is what i would recommend that every public body ought to do is put in verbatim, the written brief summary and interestingly enough when you look at the statute, the statute says, that minutes shall include a brief summary of public comment in the next almost the next sentence says, the speaker may submit a brief summary not exceeding 150 words. as i read it says, instead of the secretary summarizing what was being said, that put in
. all over the city we have 11 of these cb ds thought the city and 5 entire districts. the latest one i want to thank the board for the district that is raising their own money that can really compliment the downtown moscone. the neighborhoods i enjoy just as much because the neighborhood are constantly working to find ways to improve. i'm glad to see public works that helps get the permits done for those parks that have been here for 26 years and having funny; right? >> and that's at the way it should be. we have fun where we live and it's always a great investment to have the agencies working together with the neighborhoods association and the community benefit districts to improve and constantly change and improve the streets and uses of the streets as we try to support our neighbors. this makes our city great. i want to recognize scott wiener and david is working along broadway and trying to create the newest and freshest districts there. we call it the entertainment district. but getting the businesses up there a little bit better organized so they can welcome the foot traffic and
[speaker not understood] and would be replenished over time if the city should use it. additionally, using conservative rates, that could potentially be situationses where the city's component in addition to the 87.5% of [speaker not understood] would not be sufficient to pay debt service. the idea would be the city would pay that debt service and then get reimbursed with future collection. additionally, the [speaker not understood] fund is for the final -- the 20 47 maturity, which would -- because we're asking for an extension, we don't know what the market would be like. we proposed going further than the 20 45 expiration date of the district. this would allow us flexibility of future dates to take that out, but it just allows us to put money aside for that future payment. * additionally, all these extra surpluses, if you can look at the cash flow, the first few years are the most constrained because of cash flow reasons. and the back end is potential for surpluses. we are proposing that that goes to the med for improvements to the existing campus as well as future improvement to moscon
of how it is the city processes payment and get them back out to contractors is an important issue for us. if you think about the prompt an issue, you can think about it in three parts: when it is that contractors submit invoices, we hear a lot about this; how long it takes for the city to process an invoice and finally the issue of when it is that contractors pass on payment to subcontractors after the receipt payment from the city. many recognize there is much to do in the first two phases of prop favorite, with has to do with how we get contractors to submit invoices in a quicker way. we have created an online system. the second portion with regard to processing in time the city already has a certain requirements around how quickly we are required to process payments for both construction contracts as well as professional services contract. there is a lot work to be done to track how well the city does to standardize; we count that time. and be able to report on that and see how we do. there are opportunities in those two faces.finally in the third area, with regards to how fast pri
in their neighborhood and s r hotels. when others are parting in our city till 4 or 5 in the morning. we're hoping that the moscone is a multi purpose community promising. as you know people in our district don't have enough to do and they get in proubl. moscone and harvey miles are for human rights and we voted on this. i think you should keep in mind we need to have a change of customers to work out this project and i thank moscone center. i worked there for years i want to make sure it's welcome to all citizens of this community. thank you >> thank you next speaker. >> thank you for all the time you spent on this issue. i don't think we can say anything for positive. this is a great benefit for san francisco and we appreciate partnering with you on this project >> thank you next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors my name is kevin and i'm the decorator thought he hotel council for san francisco. we support this moscone project. the big hotels and the small hotels and conferen convention . this is one of the most important income generators. because in the city we have the downtown hotel
you for having me. >> tell us where he grew up. supervisor kim: i grew up on the new york city. my parents immigrated to the u.s. i actually started becoming active in the community in high school. ed i went to stanford. -- i went to stanford. when i graduated, i move to san francisco. my first job, i started working developing economic policies for low-income communities statewide in california. i worked with young people, parents, families are around issues that concern our neighborhoods, whether it was communities, affordable housing, public schools, or just planning issues in neighborhoods like parks. i did that and actually ran for the board of education here in san francisco. i got a term on the school board working for families in our public school system and actually worked for the lawyers community and i came to the board of supervisors. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? supervisor kim: you know, i do not know if i have a good answer for that. i just wanted to try it out. >> tell me what motivated your interest in politics. supervisor kim: that is a tough que
for transportation here in the city and county of san francisco. i also want to talk about the trend happening locally in terms of revenue measures such as the sales tax and vehicle registration fee that are administered by the authority. one of the things that is important as we move forward is to always look for the most cost-effective ways of doing the work. one of the things that i hope you continue to do is to focus on enhancing coordination among the various city agencies. we saw with a number of projects that were discussed at the authority that while there is communication between these agencies better communication is needed. and one of the things that i hope happens- especially with the major projects - that we continue to focus on how the county transportation authority interacts with the mta and other agencies involved in various projects that we are funding. i know that in the state of the city address, mayor lee indicated that public transportation % specifically the mta is going to be a top priority for him. i know he is putting together a working group that is going to be look
the city and county of san francisco that clear picture of how the needs of these residents are being met and we are mindful of the fact that we are talking about an agency subject to the jurisdiction of the federal government. we know that the department of housing and urban development, hud, is conducting a nodded to see if the housing authority is comply with housing standards among other things. we know that a city we invest resources in redevelopment for instance housing authority property. one of the objectives of this review is simply to ensure that our partner, the housing authority, is in a strong financial position. and that the investments that the city is making a properly managed. the kind of review that i have in mind is a review that is consistent with how we as a board deal with the management and operations of various agencies. we as a board under our rules actually have a point of calling for different types of audits from time to time, including a management audit which under our rules as opposed to happen every eight years or so. and when we look at the issue of when
as city people and taxi riders. >> especially the insurance part. >> especially the insurance part. it worries me to have people getting into these cars with people they have no idea who they are. >> i would second the request on the inspectors. i think one of the sort of promises we made in the industry about raising all this revenue is that we at least use some portion of it for enforcement. you know, i don't know what mr. heely is referring to, but i think rather than speculate who is blocking what, if we can have a report on where we are with hiring enforcement officers, that might be the way to go. >> thank you, director reiskin. [speaker not understood]. >> the consent calendar, these items are considered to be routine and will be acting upon by a single roll call vote unless a member of the public or member of the board wishes to discuss an item separately. mr. chairman, no member of the public has asked that an item be severed, sought matter -- consent calendar is in your hand. >> any member of the board -- in that case consent calendar is there a motion. >> motion to appro
on the market south neighborhoods and i wanted to know first hand the use of bicycles in our cities. the capital improvement program represents all modes of travel in our city. so to look at just san francisco as a whole won't tell the whole story. recently, we applied for bicycles plans with the transportation authority. those 3 projects alone show improvements including millions of dollars in our bicycle network. i understand we applied for another million dollars for our city. those put together total millions of dollars in improvements and alternative the maintenance mount is projecting that their 5 year bicycling plan will increase of about 1 hundred and 18 percent. as you noted we have drafted the bicycle strategy and we know the improvement that are required to make san francisco a major city for bicycling identified in this strategy. lately i annunciated in my city address along are supervisor chiu we'll put together a task force and we'll have a task force that will invite transportation people from our kind state holder groups and our technology group to the table to make important dec
approach is appropriate planning approach for the city to take. we're moving the machines in north beach is really not economically efficient and i think there was a lot of commentary on that that you have seen. the tunnel-boring machinery is just a ruse to use funds to extend the subway beyond its federally -- it's otherwise federally-funded boundaries. the november, 2008 federal document approving this explicitly lists a temporary tunnel for the extraction of the tunnel-boring machines and thus if there are no tunnel-boring machines there will be no tunneling into north beach. however, the city wants to tunnel into northern beach to get a start on the subway that will extend further. this is fine if it would properly plan. i am aware there has been no proper planning on the extension of the subway beyond chinatown, no community meetings on what path it should take and how it would be used. we are starting to build for a future subway without the careful study and approval of what we are going to do. we need a plan before we start digging. so i suggest that somehow we take another l
or speculators but middle class working families in our city. we will hear from teachers police officers, public defenders, nurses single moms, many who are trying to stay in san francisco. two came into my office this morning talking about children living in closets. these are san francisco residents, neighbors people who love living in our city and want to stay and i believe they deserve our support. they represent the entry point for home ownership for a long time. they are priced lower because of inherent risk and have come to symbolize first time home buyers in our city. we should not be promoting home ownership in fran, it should not be a four letter word and i will continue to advocate for home ownership in the city. as i will mention i reject the argument that promoting home ownership is at odds with protecting tenants as well. we can do both together and both groups deserve our report. most people i have spoken with are paying double the turnt market interest rates. many at 7 1/2 and 8% mortgages here in our city. o
francisco is the best city in america to host the super bowl sunday in 2013. but friends you know what still mother - i'm concerned that some folks are still not involved in this great city. i'm proud that working with the trades units and we have consistently meet and exceeding our goals of placing people on projects. thank you commissioner. last summer we provided more than 5 thousand summer jobs for young people in partnership with the united people in the bay. we also were involved in other events that will place the youth of this city in jobs. in fact, the first s f young people are graduating. in a disversus community not everyone wants to work in construction jobs. working with our workforce nonprofits like j v s and young community developers and we need to expand them. next week i'm looking forward to attending the cad any to see all the folks who are graduating. our industry contributes good paying jobs to our hospitals, universities and medical firms. and finally, to fully insure that our economic recovery reaches every people in the community we must join with our democrat leade
to the city by the hotel prior to the change. debates are in the file. at the conclusion of today's hearing the tax collector will have the tab levitation and the public can view it in the basement of the city hall. now if there is a protest of the snaements the district or if there's a less two-thirds voters. today, we'll hear from all people in favor of these following issues we'll then hear from the people who speak in opposition. during the hearing in any hotel visitor wishes to change their vote or cast their vote they may speak with the staff out the chamber. after the hearing closes you may not change our vote or cast any additional vote. let me first ask if there are any primary comments >> thank you. and i know that chair farrell from budget committee would like to speak as well. one item to appropriate 5 hundred and 7 millions $880,000 to the moscone project. and i'm playing this dollar amount with the comptroller. 70 percent of this would be provided by the moscone district fund which we are voting on today and then the finding of the feasibility which is depended upon upon the
>> deputy city attorney john givener again. in the closed session the committee decided to move item 15 to the full board with recommendation. >> thank you. so, is there -- would you like to make a motion to -- >> yes. i'd like to make a motion that we not disclose the discussion from closed session. >> without any objection, motion passes. madam clerk, are there any other items? >> no, mr. chair. the agenda is completed. >> so, meeting adjourned? meeting adjourned. [adjourned] >> hello, my name is jamie harper. in this episode, we are featuring the park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is this lake, a popular spot for strolling and paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed foreboding and -- for boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flores. a pleasant trail follows the perimeter past huntington falls, 110 foot waterfall. two bridges connect the trail to the island. the climb to the hills summit, the h
day. i don't feel it's the right use of city parking to be giving two of them away for the four hours each week. thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good evening my name is khalifed ramadan. my and a half and i own sunrise deli at 54 2nd street. i signed and allowed expresso subito and gary and his employees to use our restroom. on the overhead, the location, our location is here. his truck is proposed at 84 2nd street. the reason i signed allowing him to use our restroom facility, we support small businesses, all small businesses no matter the shape or the size. and i don't think starbucks really needs our help. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening my name is robin gross. i am an event planner and i'm in and out of downtown all the time. one of the reasons this is of interest to me is that as we know, the lines in the coffee shops as was spoken before are quite long. one of the issues that i wanted to bring up. that my understanding is that the hours of operation for expresso subito is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on two locations and v
qualities in so many ways. i know the authority will be well served, the entire city and county of san francisco will be well served, especially important as we are going to this transition, as we will find a new, who knows, a permanent executive director that we have that continuity. it is my honor to nominate commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? seconded by commissioner weiner. any other nominations for chair? seeing none, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of other public like to speak on this nomination or election please come forward. >> again, every year we give an opportunity to one of you supervisors, to represent our city. i would like to offer a suggestion. the focus on the seniors. i even attended a meeting in our district with ms. abner james, so you know i am doing due diligence. she happens to be the chair the senior commission. the seniors in our city need some extra help when it comes to transportation. simple things like even getting a clipper card; notices have been sent; when the seniors go to [indiscernible] wai
. welcome to our emergency operations center. as you know we generally meet at city hall but today is a very special day that you will learn about as we unfold our agenda and thank you again for coming. i'm going to turn the table over to mayor lee who is going to give some opening remarks. >> thank you. good afternoon everyone and welcome to our turk street emergency operations center. first of all i want to thank everybody. anybody wearing orange gets a special treat in my eyes today. anyway we're still celebrating and i never knew that wearing orange and the giants and sports will be so closely connected to what we do in emergency management but it is and it is for good reason because our city's success is really dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great e
of the city, but now that i am hearing what is going on that the programs are trying to find places for us i will try to find out a little bit more. i appreciate you guys doing what you can, but having a ban -- i know it's more of industrial vehicles that are being a problem than rv's, but i know a lot of the homeless people they recycle and some people don't clean up after themselves. they leave big messes and i think us being in rv's we try to contain our habitation. we have our bathroom for sanitation reasons. there is no really -- you know what? this is an idea for you guys to have more bathrooms or like out houses in some areas -- >> thank you. >> for sanitary reasons -- >> thank you. >> because a lot of the businesses won't allow to you walk in. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> [inaudible] >> thank you. thank you. >> hello. my name is isaac and i just have a couple of things that are on my mind. i was just wondering why -- okay. so the city is trying to fix the homeless issue, trying to improve the homeless shelters, and the overall aspect of the homeless, so my thing is
supervisors i'm an attorney, an mba that has been long associated with this city but i've got some positive comments to make. this poem reflects the poem encourage - i co-founded the poetry fountains and we have a public service to get you poems from the movement we'll have on public event to encourage education in february. this is the confession and it is like honest i didn't and this is for you the board of supervisors san francisco. our legislative lady of mieshlz flies open where crime and punishment are perpetual and infinity and the fear of death becomes a judgment beyond reason, a guilty class of desire as arbitrary as spawning yet in memory of our ancestors all in the same humble family our human breath rises to palms and there is no love that bypassess this love >> thank you next speaker. >> come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away, just save the airport and we'll beat the birds come fly with me. come harvey away. good luck with our items scott our super glad now you really make the city shine. the distance, distance, distance what you get down. city thing political machine.
.3 percent sitting in the city and county's investment pool and all of the investments are within the california government code and adopted investment policy. all of the... we also have enough liquidty in the accounts to provide payment for expenditures over the next six months. with that, this is an action item. >> any members of the public that would like to comment? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> please call 7. >> introduction and this is an information item. introduction of new items. >> are there any items? colleagues? >> seeing none. and no public comment. >> public comment is closed. >> and could you please call item number 8? >> public comment. >> come on up. >> good morning, my name is gilbert chris hall and i live right across from the gay center and i would like to ask commissioner weiner to see if we could get better money for signage at market and gruero. >> the crosses are real dangerous for the people that are crossing the street and trying to find it to the castro or coming downtown. and we definitely need better signage and i have spoke been this, i
to a place we have 51% renewable generation in the city. that is amazing. we should look at that and wow how they doing that and still competitive with pg&e rates? and i think it's different from the enabling legislation for the contract it's hard to wrap our heads around t i was happy to hear ms. miller to come up with solutions and look at other things and this is a larger program and looking at others to come up with a solution is a great idea but i would like to hear more things like that from lafco. i think it's the role of the agency to serve as the positive, to move the paths between complicated and sometimes opposite opinions and i know it's challenging and we need to rely on puc for experts on the program but there is value what we're paying local power to do and i think it's a way to get beyond the arguments this is just doubling the rates. this say program for people that can afford to pay the premium cost. the work is innovative and i am start to appreciate looking at other national models. they're really in the forefront of what is going on and co-generation facilities an
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